Saturday, December 26, 2009

Red Shirr-ley

I made another version of Shirr-ley, because I wear the first version a lot.

The fabric for this one is a cottony knit (I though it might be a poly cotton due to the weight, but having worn the frock a few times, I think the extra weight is maybe elastane not poly. I can tell because it's been stinking hot on a few occasions when I've worn this, and I haven't expired from the heat like I would with even the smallest bit of poly. Why this doesn't happen with elastane or lycra, I don't know.)

The knit is from Pitt Trading. I bought it with making another Shirr-ley in mind. I like the retro print.

I didn't bind the neckline or armholes this time, because I didn't have anything in quite the right colour. I would like to make a neckline flounce for this one, maybe a turquoise little something? Or a big brooch? The neckline feels quite plain. But maybe that's just because I'm used to fancy!


Carol said...

I think this is cute and I wouldn't touch the neckline. In my mind I see a necklace that follows the neckline closely in large turquoise beads. I mean big round ones almost the size of ping pong balls. I don't own anything like that, nor have Ii ever worn it, but it could be a bit of fun. Happy Christmas to you! It's finally raining in Byron Bay after weeks of 40 degree days!

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